Category Archives: The Americas

God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen, Beacon Press, March 2017. ISBN-10: 0807089982

An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States. It is by now well known that the United States’ incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly … Continue reading

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Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America’s Prisons

God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017).  God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017).   

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Buddhist Fundamentalism?

There are innumerable accounts in the international media and academia on aggression against religious minorities, especially the Muslims, in the Buddhist majority countries in South and Southeast Asia. They report incitement of violence by ‘militant’ Buddhist monks of the the … Continue reading

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United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Impartial?Unbiased? Read On

SNAPSHOT The seemingly routine appointment of the new chairman to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom needs to be explained in the context of the situation to understand why it’s anything but routine. The United States Commission on … Continue reading

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Parents Arrested After 19-Year-Old Dies in Church ‘Counseling Session’

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Two teenage brothers were brutally beaten in church – one of them fatally – in an effort by their parents, sister and other members of the congregation to force them to confess their sins and … Continue reading

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Public School Proselytizing Sparks Lawsuit in Miss. USA

The Rankin County, Miss., School District is facing a federal lawsuit because it allegedly sanctioned coercive proselytizing during three mandatory assemblies at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood. The American Humanist Association (AHA) charged that Principal Charles Frazier and other … Continue reading

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Proselytization and the Law

It is not only in non-Christian countries such as Sri Lanka, India that there is opposition to evangelism but in USA as well as these few news items show. It is time to bring an anti conversion law in Sri … Continue reading

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Proselytizing is Rape: US Military to Ban Religious Proselytizing

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein is reported to have told Fox News that … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Students in MS School Forced to Attend Religious Assemblies

The American Humanist Association has filed suit against a ppi c high school claiming officials required students to attend blatantly proselytizing assemblies led by a local Baptist church. The nst a Mississippi public high school claiming officials required students to … Continue reading

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